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Braishfield road drain works put back month after plea
10:24am Tuesday 27th August 2013 in News
A SCHEME to alleviate flooding problems on a Hampshire street will go ahead next month.
Engineers had hoped to start the work this month but after complaints from Braishfield villagers and concerns raised by Hampshire’s leader Roy Perry, highway bosses postponed the planned drainage work aimed at reducing standing water on a bend in Braishfield Road.
Stanbridge Earls resident Martin Gower-Smith was worried about the affect the works would have on publicans at Braishfield.
He said: “August is the busiest time for the tourist trade in Hampshire.”
Hampshire highways say the work involving closing the road for about 12 days is part of its Operation Resilience programme to improve roads countywide and the timing of the work has been dictated by other improvements being carried out in the Romsey area.
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